Private equity asset manager Apis Partners and its partners will provide US$60 million in funding for Greenlight Planet — a provider of off-grid solar products and financing to underserved rural populations across Africa and Asia.
A subsidiary of Reliance Capital, part of major Indian conglomerate Reliance Group, has signed an agreement to obtain INR3 billion (US$46 million) in funding from the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) for lending to renewables and energy efficiency projects.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has entered a new partnership with the International Solar Alliance and confirmed plans to provide €800 million in financing for small-scale renewable energy project investment across India.
A 50MW grid-tied solar PV plant in Nigeria’s Kaduna state has been selected as one of the winners for financing under Access Power’s Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) fund – the first crowdsourcing origination platform of its kind that provides funding to local developers.
Solar power company Canadian Solar announced Monday that it has secured US$20 million in funding from the China and Portuguese-led Countries Cooperation and Development Fund (CPDFund) to support a number of solar projects in Brazil — including the 191MW Pirapora I Project in the state of Minas Gerais.
Spruce Finance, a provider of consumer financing for residential solar and home efficiency improvements, has closed a US$105.4 million round of debt financing with Investec and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) as the lead arrangers.
Tata Power agreed to buy Welspun Renewable Energy earlier this month for INR92.49 billion (US$1.42 billion). Against the backdrop of fiercely competitive bidding, Mercom Capital Group chief executive and co-founder Raj Prabhu, explains the scene of potential mergers and acquisitions in the Indian solar market.
2015 was a landmark year for the Indian solar industry, with the 100GW by 2022 target approved and a significant ramp up of deployment. Bridge to India's Jyoti Gulia discusses the challenges ahead regarding project delays, transmission infrastructure and financing.
Off Grid Electric, a company specialising in providing electrification to rural communities, has created a US$45 million investment vehicle, bringing its total investment raised this year to US$70 million.